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One hour from Osaka Learn How to Make Only One Samurai Knife with Your Name

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桔梗隼光鍛刀場
Japan, 〒678-0091 Hyogo, Aioi, 矢野町 羅漢の里研修センターMeeting point: Rakan no Sato・Swordsmith Kikyo Hayamitsu 28 Rakanguchi, Uryuu, Yanocho, Aioi-shi, Hyogo-ken 678-0091 Access: ①Take a bus for "SPring-8" from Aioi station→Off at Uryu-azuma (¥450)→20-minutewalk to Rakan no Sato ②16 minutes by taxi from Aioi station (approximately ¥3,160) ③An hour by taxi from Himeji station (approximately ¥10,000) Swordsmith Kikyo Hayamitsu located within Rakan no Sato
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    桔梗隼光鍛刀場
    Stop: 3 hours -
    Rakan no Sato is a beautiful historical park where you can feel the four seasons with the trees and flowers such as sakura (cherry blossoms), camellia, and colored leafs. There are the Rakan statues which were made to mourn the spirit of the warriors during Japan's Sengoku (Warring States) Period and a water mill which is rare nowadays. You will be able to relax while feeling the nature and history there. You can experience the traditional work of making a Samurai sword from a swordsmith certified by the Agency of Cultural Affairs. In the process, you will mold the Japanese sword steel material into a Samurai knife by using a hammer, create Hamon (blade pattern) which is unique to a Japanese sword by quenching, and polish it. A god of blacksmithing is enshrined in the sword factory. Experience concentrating your mind and the work of swordsmith done with soul. It includes work with blades and fire. As it will be a long work, please follow the instructions and be very careful not to get injured. The swordsmith will engrave your name on the Samurai knife you made. Although the knife is small, it makes full use of the techniques of the Japanese sword making. The knife with your name on will be the only one in the world. It will absolutely be a special memorabilia of your visit to Japan.
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    Pass by Himeji Castle
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桔梗隼光鍛刀場, Japan, 〒678-0091 Hyogo, Aioi, 矢野町 羅漢の里研修センター
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3h
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  • Snacks - Light meal (sandwiches) and drink (coffee or water)
  • Samurai knife and a case
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  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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  • Duration: 3h
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  • Languages Offered: English, Japanese
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